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The magic symbolism of Ferrara
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Today Ferrara is the keeper of an important and diversified Renaissance heritage: from the noble palaces to the masterful Este Castle, from the extraordinary Cathedral of San Giorgio to the innovative urban structure, each element seems to be permeated by … Read More

The Camunian Rose
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The Camunian Rose is an ancient symbolism dated back to the Iron Age and frequently found among the rock carvings of the Val Camonica. Particularly, among the 300.000 petroglyphs of the various archaeological sites of the valley, there are 92 … Read More

The Chessboard
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The chess game has ancient origins. These could be found in India, because over there was the chaturanga, a set of rules that would have anticipated the current ones. It may also derive from the old Chinese game of the xianggi. … Read More

The Siren
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Since its anciest conception, the siren symbolism is permeated by a terrifying and dangerous aura. It represents the man’s condition in the grip of the spell: the lost of the ultimate intellect, in favor of the abandonment to the senses and … Read More

The 5 mysteries of Venice
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The city of Venice has ancient origins and a glorious history. Its oldest core corresponds to Riva Alta, or Rialto headquarter, where a first urban settlement is attested since the half of the 5th century. Since 697 a.C. Venice was … Read More

The unknown knight and other mysteries of Bergamo
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Bergamo has ancient origins. The Orobii period attests the first settlement from the Orobii, a Celticized-Ligurians population who lived in the area where the city is placed during the Iron Age. Pliny the Elder [1] affirmed that “Como, Bergamo and … Read More

Who were the ancient Sardinians? The mystery of the origins and the Nuragic language

Sardinia, with its history, customs and its lively language represents an inimitable unicum. So sunny, simple and frank like its population, as mysterious sentinel of a glorious and unknown past. A past that lives in the hearts of the Sardinian … Read More

Mysteries of Rome, volume 2: The Alchemical Door and the lost Villa Palombara

Rome is the city in the word that mostly evokes ancient glories and extraordinary historical events. Moving along the stone pavement leading to the Colosseum until the Circus Maximus, or moving across the Imperial Fora and the triumphal arches of … Read More

History and mysteries of the Knights Templar
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    The Sigillum of the Knights Templar, a symbol of brotherhood.   Introduction The order of the Pauperes commilitones Christi templique Salomonis (Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon) was born in Holy Land during the … Read More